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Welcome to your course in Evangelization, the heart of our work as apostles of our Lord.

To lead us through this course, we are privileged to have with us Fr. John Roche, SDB. Fr. John has ministered as a Salesian in many capacities: as a high school teacher, chaplain and staff member of St. Mary’s boarding school in Edmonton, Alberta Canada; as the Youth Ministry Delegate for the Western Province; the first director/president of St. Francis Central Coast Catholic High School in Watsonville, CA; and as an adjunct professor and Director of the Institute of Salesian Studies at the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology in Berkeley, CA.

Currently, Fr. John is the Vocation Director for the Salesians of USA – West, while also serving on the provincial formation team.

This course will address all of these questions, establishing a basis upon which we will build throughout the remainder of the year. Beginning with a look at the kerygma, the initial proclamation of our Lord, we will reflect upon the ways in which we as lay men and women are called to stand in his place and to proclaim–and to be–the Good News.

What does is mean to evangelize? How do we go about it? What, if anything, is truly good about the “Good News”?


In order to accommodate your calendar, lessons are made available earlier than needed.
Here is a list of the lessons covered at each discussion:

Discussion 1: Lesson 1
Discussion 2: Lessons 2 and 3